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HBf.M OS duel shifts 
to emphasis on 
= critical apps 

Users starting to cement 
plans for platform features 

IBM sets PS/2 update 

Lower cost, high-end models to follow ‘Green PC,' notebooks 

Pen initiatives seek to 
3 JS 25 ST ignite sluggish market 

Bank grabs exec to 
push client/server 


Long live simplicity 

Bank eases data access 

“When we decided to downsize, I was pleasantly surprised to see that CA’s a leading 
AS/400 software vendor. The fact that they offer the leading AS/400 manufacturing and 
mH warehouse software made it much easier for us. It’s always better to go with 
=^ll somebody you already know and trust.” 

■■i We’ve always gone wherever our clients need us. 

"ST AS/400. UNIX. OS/2. Whenever an important new platform emerges, we’re 
always there to support it. You see, unlike most software companies, we’re truly indepen¬ 
dent. We support more hardware platforms and operating systems than any other soft¬ 
ware company in the world. After all, when it comes to deciding 
which are best, there’s only one real authority 

News: Comdex/Spring’93 

News: Comdex/Spring‘93 





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development tools, applications and consulting services to your specific business problem. 
We deliver enterprise-wide information systems fast. On my hardware or operating system 
you choose. At $1.5 billion, operating in 100 countries, Oracle stands ready to serve. 
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_ News: Comdex/Spring *93 

Microsoft charts client/server course 

By Michael Vizard Though Windows NT will initially give all Windows NT systems on the ne 

REDMOND.wash. Microsoft a high-end server for local- The DFS will allow users to seal 

In Taking Our Software To 
The Next Siei/We Found Ourselves 
Going Considerably Further. 

There are plenty 
of choices of GUI 
builders, plenty of 
choices of databases, 
there are even choices | 
of cross-platform 
communications, but | 

Micro Focus is 
uniquely qualified to 
provide complete 
client/server solutions ! 
for your industrial-strength applications today. 

The Micro Focus Client/Server Solutions 
encompass an open framework allowing you 
to choose Micro Focus’ best tools for tasks 

such as building graphical user 
interfaces or handling program 
vfwi&jl to program communications. 

Or, instea d> plug 
in the tool of your 
^ choice. 

Whether you 

plug into the appropriate platform. 

are building 
with distributed data, distributed application 
code or distributed presentation services, the 

Micro Focus Client/Server Solution is right for 
you. No matter what mix of thin or thick 
clients, or thin or thick servers, you will find it 
all in one place. And, best of all, the Micro Focus 
Client/Server products provide & v' tN17Sf * 4 , 
a bridge from the old to the new, 
leveraging existing resources with 
the latest technology. 

For a brochure on the 
Micro Focus Client/Server Solution, call 
800-872-6265. Discover how Micro Focus 
delivers “A Better Way of Programming?” 


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The analysts have 
graphed the future 
of Client/Server 

And they have also spoken. 

In recent issues of their ongoing reports, four of the 
most respected computer industry analysts have taken an 
unbiased look at Sybase, and its vision of enterprise-wide 
client/server computing. M Qyp . rvrj* 

They were impressed. Hi WI D/lOr; 

For copies of the full reports from 
Forrester Research", Gartner Group, 
Meta Group and New Science 
Associates, please call 1 ' 800 ' 8 'SYBASE. 

Hews: Comdex/Spring *93 

Windows World Open 1993 I Users wary about 

launching apps for 

Windows E-mail 

News: Comdex/Spring ’93 


IkE Compaq LTE Lite. For 
I kEiRllME Working. And 

OK, we’re not saying you live on three hours of sleep, 
or that you eat Chinese takeout every night. And even 
if you do, we’re not saying that a COMPAQ LTE Lite 
486SL notebook is suddenly going to change all that. 

What we will say is 
that it could make your 
life a lot simpler. Partic¬ 
ularly if you travel. 

You see, on one hand, 
these new computers 
are lightweight, compact 
notebooks (6.3 pounds, 

8.5"x 11"). They’re avail¬ 
able with three different 
screens: the COMPAQ 
UltraView - the world’s 

black and white, active There’s the integrated 
matrix VGA; a 256-color EasyPoint trackball. And 

People Who Spend Half 
The OtherHalf Working. 

that they double as full- 
sized, full-featured 486 
desktop PCs. 

By simply sliding your 
LTE Lite notebook into 

bays increase expansion 
capabilities. Best of all, 
you’re usiijg the same 
hard drive. So whether 
you’re in the office or on 

the COMPAQ Desktop 
Expansion Base, you’re 
instantly connected to 
printers, peripherals and 
your network. No flop¬ 
pies, no fumbling with 
wires, no headaches. And 
the extra slots and drive 

the road, your files are 
always with you. The 
expansion base also of¬ 
fers you a keylock to 
secure your notebook. 

Of course, if you don’t 
need all the functions of 
a full-sized PC, but want 

easy connection to your 
peripherals, choose the 
new Enhanced QuickCon- 
nect — a one-step system 
with integrated Ethernet 
and SCSI support. 

And like all of our 
PCs, these notebooks are 
backed by CompaqCare. 
WJtich includes a free, 
three-year worldwide 
warranty, and a year of 
free on-site" service in 
the U.S. or Canada. 

For information on 
the COMPAQ LTE Lite 
486SL, call 1-800-345-1518. 
Because if you work out 
of the office on a regular 
basis, you really lead two 
lives. So they’re perfect 
for you. And you. 


Unlike other 486 chips, the Intel 
486SL, with an integrated numeric 
coprocessor, provides higher perfor- 

headaches. The optional fully in¬ 
tegrated COMPAQ_SpeedPAQ_ 144 
Modem connects the LTE Lite 
directly to a cellular phone so you 
can send e-mail and faxes. 

Jobs said the firms' Object Enterpris 

I the delay in 

- _ News _ - __ 

Next plunges into software with partnerships 

By James Daly which were scrapped in February to al- systems to tap into Next , this lessens that project they will not deliver before 1995. 

Debuted systems _ DCE products ready, but users waiting 

DGiclyCQ DIVllj vices. 1 aeTof toio ma^gLumt ser^^ By Jeau S. Bozman hiatus while the Mold technology 

. _ managing Distributed Computing Environ- bostos was being productized by the ven- 


Will you get stuck 
with die wrong 
tool for the job? 

Things could get pretty stidcy if you buy the wrong 
business computet. 

Mb why I/S professionals Ite you ate moving to 
the right tool for the job: workstations. 

And when you compare woricslations, you'll see that 
only one comes from o company completely dedicated 
to the needs of business. 

Axil Workstations. 

WeTe a new kind of wockstation companyL Ou 
accelerate the productivity of business. 

Which weTe doing for hundreds of customers wwid- 
wide by providing quotly Americonmade products with 
business features. Plus flexible configurations. And mod- 
ulor, up^odeable systems that pre^your investTnent. 

Axil woikstations will also tun your exislmg software, 
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from Axil, but from our committed VAR partners toa 
So adl 800-284-AXIL laam about the new 
workstation company thatb backed by Hyundai’and 
committed to really getting your business cooking. 

The business engine 


AS 400 


But you’ll also get more than just the open advantages that 
come with client/server computing 

You’ll also benefit from the advanced capabilities of the award¬ 
winning AS/400. Every AS/400 comes with an integrated relational 
database, enhanced security, impressive networking capabilities 
and outstanding systems management. These features, combined 

• with over 20,000 proven commercial applications, have 

made the AS/400 the world’s most popular midrange system 
What’s more, the AS/400 is very affordable, with 

It’s for reasons like these that successful 
companies such as Mannington Carpets and 
Louis Dreyfus Energy have already chosen the 
AS/400 for client/server applications. 

For more details on the IBM AS/400 Client 
the lowest five-year cost of ownership in its class.’ Series, call 1 800 IBM-CALL, ext. 102B. 

As always, you’ll get superior IBM service and support, But hurry. You’re losing 

including a 24-hour hotline, to help keep the mission-critical valuable nanoseconds. 

applications your business depends on, up and running J Success im’t Complicated 



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The client/server development 
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to use, and costs less. 

Discover the pow/f[ o\ ' 
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knowledge is informa- \ 

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Which is why ObjectView 2.0 
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. ObjectView 2.0 combines 
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If you've ever considered the 
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What good is power if you 
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\ from a single application. The 
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pendent of underlying data¬ 
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Our open-door policy 
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: often. Which can help make people noticeably more effective in 

-Hi In reaching their goals. 

PowerBook' computers are the country’s No matter how far PowerBook users travel, they can easily retrieve 

best-selling notebooks. But the biggest reason isn’t technical at all. files from their desktop computers. Access information from the company 

That is, anyone can pick up a PowerBook and get things done right database. Exchange e-mail messages. Even send and receive faxes, 
away. Therek no need to learn strange commands or deal with confusing Now people in every kind of business are using PowerBook to make 

system configuration files, as there is with other notebooks. dramatic leaps in productivity. TheyVe finding it doesn't matter how much 

And because PowerBook computers are so easy to use, they get used they know about computers-as long as they have the right computer. 

Why PowerBook is popular 
with people who knoweverything 
about computers. 

PowerBook has also built a large folkwing among the worlds most With its extraordinary ease of use, PowerBook takes client-server 
discriminating computer audience: people like you, whose business it computing to a new level of simplicity and mobility. From any distance, 

is to know computers inside and out and who make the hard decisions people can use innovations like AppleTalk' Remote Access for easy and 

about their companies' information systems. secure access to the office network resources. And because PowerBook 

That!; because, unlike other notebooks, PowerBook is more than is less complicated than other notebooks, it demands far less support, 
a miniaturized version of a desktop computer Its award-winning design For all these reasons, more and more companies are depending on 
acknowledges that there is a fundamental difference between the way PowerBook. After all, you don’t have to be an expert to A-Iq 

people work at their desks and the way they work outside of the office. recognize this kind of power. The power to be your best* nppic W. 

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Last week at the giant Comdex 
technology extravaganza, I entered 
the usual mobbed lunch area and 
asked a stranger if he’d mind shar¬ 
ing his table with me. We soon start¬ 
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If we told you NetWare 
networking advancement 

You seem skeptical. What if you could double the storage What if you could manage the whole 

capacity of your server? network from a single location? 

Here’s the promise: NetWare 4.0 will truly revolutionize network 
computing by turning a multi-server environment into a single system. 
Users and administrators log into one unified system from any DOS, 

Multiple -Ser 

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Mac, Windows, UNIX, 

All Novell products work together. So your NetWare network is a platform 
to build on for years to come. That's why, now more than ever, NetWare is networking. OT OS/2 Computer On 

the network to access information or manage network-wide resources. 

Network administrators can exert greater control over network 
security issues through new authentication and auditing procedures. 

4.0 is the most significant^ 
in years, would you buy it? 

What it it made your network What if you could access information across What if your multiple servers 

more secure than Ft.Knox? your wide-area network twice as fast? worked like a single unified system? 

To ease the migration to 4.0, built-in tools automatically transfer 
user information to directory services. Your existing investment in a 
NetWare 2x or 3x system is preserved while you expand its capabilities. 

If all this sounds like a significant enough advancement to you, 
call us at 1-800-554-4446. We’ll send you a free demo 
disk and a NetWare 4.0 planning guide which includes 
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Offers products to help manage, monitor end-user computing 

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Bank enlists PCs 


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The Leader in Object-Oriented Programming 

How Mils Notes Meai 

Thousands of companies already know how 
Lotus Notes' helps them respond more quickly 
and effectively to the demands of everyday 
business. Now Release 3 extends that power 

Just watch how James Carlton, a new dis¬ 
trict manager at Global Publishing, uses Notes 
Release 3 to solve a major global problem in 
short order. See how he uses information from 
on-site and remote locations. From both inside 
the company and external sources. Across a 


variety of platforms. How he uses applications 
such as Account Tracking, Newswire, and 
Engineering Change Orders to get a new product 
developed fast And how he creates an informal 
team spanning a range of departments to do it 
With the new Release 3, Lotus Notes now 
supports all the leading GUI platforms: Windows?' 
OS/2; UNIX;** even Macintosh* 

Which means the award-winning workgroup 
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se 3 changed theworid 

their performance. By accelerating business processes 
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You’ll find your favorite user-friendly features from 
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bar make Notes even easier to use. 

Release 3 also features enhanced templates that 
are very easy to customize so you can build new appli¬ 
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But you don’t have to change your world to get going 
on Notes. Now you can get everything you need in the 

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value, an EIS must deliver the right information to the 
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Software that’s Changing the Face 

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Wtrk^oup Computing 

DOS, Unix coexistence matures 

DOS, Windows emulation just the beginningfor runningPC applications on Unix 


1 ’m gelling a lot of pressure to look at client/server. 
But; frankly, I’m not about to sacrifice either application 
quality or data integrity just to put a PC on everyone’s desk. 
There’s got to be a better my .” 


1 ’m already excited about the possibilities of client,/serv¬ 
er. But there are so many competing solutions, and the last 
thing I want is to get dead-ended by someone’s proprietary 

There is. PowerBuilder lets you build a fully scab PowerBuilder is the only client/server tool that pro- 

able client/server 
platform, mixing 
and matching 
workstations, PCs, 
and mainframe, 
‘mini, and LAN- 
based servers to 
put the power 
where you need it 
— whether for big 
applications or 
small, single-user 
programs. It sup¬ 
ports DB2 on a 
mainframe, XDB 
on a PC and any¬ 
thing in between. 

Although dis¬ 
tributed computing 
gives users greater 
data access, Power¬ 
Builder lets IS keep 
control of the client/ 
server environment. 

vides a truly open 
framework. Our 
Client/server Open 
(CODE) delivers 
everything you want 
anc( need from this 
platform: interoper¬ 
ability, scalability, 
adaptability and 

lets you choose your 
database manage¬ 
ment and network 
operating systems as 
well as CASE tools, 
tools, spreadsheets, 
and much more. 

You can even 
change your systems 
as your business 
grows — without the 

Features like shared 

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Enta|nse Hetiratag 

E-mail from the top down 

E-mail designed for both mainframes and LANs eases user frustrations 

Dropped Series/1 
users turn to third 
parties to fill void 

F or minds that cover a lot of ground, we present a more 
advanced way to travel.The new IBM ThinkPad' 720s. Note 
books so graceful, their sleek design and slim profile almost del 
their sheer might. Memory is expandable to 16MB. Removable 
hard disks up to 160MB are available. And rocket-fast IBM 
486SLC2 50/25 MHz processors speed things along, so you 
work in a virtually wait-less state. 






Everything about the 720 and 720C was designed to close 
the chasm between mind and machine. The rubberized red but¬ 
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720C draws you in even more with a dazzling 10.4" color, active- 
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Other forward-thinking features include the new generation 

Think of it as 


S of PCMCIA credit-card-size adapters. 

Simply slide one in to connect via 
- modem, LAN or host network. A 
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■ easily adapts your ThinkPad to office 
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delivering long battery life, 
the 720s even have the 
admnut'of presence of mind to 

ta* ranis. shut down and save 

rk when the battery is low. 

three-year international traveler’s warranty; 
optional on-site service and ThinkPad 
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and a 30-day money back guarantee? And every 
ThinkPad comes with “Thank You’s from ThinkPad”—a booklet 
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e information or an IBM authorized dealer nea 

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SynOptics smoothly into 
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Series/1 users turn to third parties 


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Utility moves ahead 
with $10M redesign 

ihere’s a wide spectrum 
of UNIX systems. 

But only an expert can blend them 
into your business picture. 



You can turn your database into a formidable strategic asset. What you 
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